Valerie McDonald Artist CV

Born: Rangoon Burma 1933

Died: Perth 2016

 

Training and Employment

 

1949 – 1952 Perth technical College (Graphics)

1953 – 1958 Craft teacher Training Australian Red Cross Society Handcrafts

1958 – 1962 Craft teacher, Occupational Therapy Department Royal Perth Hospital

1972 – 1977 Art Assistant Mary’s Mount Primary School

1953 – 2010 Professional Artist

 

Exhibitions

 

1953 Adult Education Gallery Howard Street Perth

1954 Newspaper House gallery Perth

1962 Skinner Gallery Perth

1975 Skinner Gallery Perth

1977 Churchill Gallery Perth

1979 Churchill Gallery Perth

1976 Represented Undercroft Gallery UWA

1981 Represented Holdsworth Gallery New South Wales

1982 represented Perth Craft Awards Perth Concert Hall

1984 Howard Street Galleries

1984 Represented International Naïve Art Exhibition Howard Street galleries Perth

1988 Perth Galleries

1993 – 1997 Represented Gunyulgup Galleries Yallingup

1993 New Collectable Gallery Fremantle

1997 Gomboc Gallery Middle Swan Familia

1999 Exhibition at Chittering Wine Estate

2004 Mundaring Art Centre Kindred Spirits

2005 Yallingup Galleries

2008 Plum Gallery Kalamunda Heaven and Earth

 

Commissions and Collections

 

Claremont Teachers College Art Collection

Kalamunda Shire Council Art Collection

Uniting Church Floreat Art Collection

Amaroo retirement Village Gosnells Art Collection

Van Toussaint private Collection

Mazenod College Art Collection

Town of Vincent Art Collection

1979 HBF New building Perth (Foyer)

1980 St Anne’s Hospital Mt lawley (New floor)

1982 St Anne’s Hospital Mt Lawley (Foyer)

1982 St Brigids College Lesmurdie (New Library)

1983 St Brigids College Lesmurdie (Principles Office)

1983 St John of God Villa Subiaco

1984 St John of God Hospital

1993 The Commissioner of the Royal School of Church Music UK

Presented by St Georges Anglican Cathedral Choir

1994 Lockridge Catholic Church

1995 St Pauls Primary School

1996 St Norberts College Queens Park

1998 St Bernards School Kojonup

1989 Decade Mining Perth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prizes and Awards

 

1995 Katanning Art Prize Highly Commended

1998 Kalamunda Centenary Art purchase Award

1999 ITC Art Prize Nedlands

1999 Katanning Art Awards Highly Commended

1999 Deus ’99 Religious Art Acquisition Awards Judges Commendation

2000 City of Albany Art Prize Regional Airport Prize Judge

2000 Bassendean Art Prize 3rd Prize

2001 City of Albany Art Prize Regional Airport Prize

2002 Town of Bassendean Art Awards First Prize

2002 Town of Vincent Highly Commended

2003 Town of Mosman Park Highly Commended

2005 City of Albany Art Prize Fellowship of Christians & the Arts Award

2006 Trinity College Old Boys Art Exhibition First Prize

2006 East Perth Redevelopment Award First Prize

2008 Bassendean Art Exhibition

2009 Kondinin Art Prize First in Iron Man Category with Hugh McDonald.

 

 

 

“Marvellous naïve and graphic quality. Composition has visual interest and excitement.”

Allan Dodge, Director Art gallery of WA